Publications and Documents
Explore our data-rich research, policy analysis, toolkits, guidelines, and other resources on economics and key development topics. Our operational documents are also available in this section.
ADB Briefs are based on papers or notes prepared by ADB staff and their resource persons. The series is designed to provide concise, nontechnical accounts of policy issues of topical interest, with a view to facilitating informed debate.
This brief explores how data from the Automatic Identification System (AIS) for maritime traffic could help monitor and analyze trade flows, port performance, and shipping emissions, among many potential uses.
This brief shows how US Federal Reserve interest rate hikes risk sparking a wave of capital withdrawals from Asia’s emerging markets and outlines how speeding up much needed reforms can help governments cushion vulnerable economies.
This brief shows how the nascent gender bond market can effectively channel much-needed capital to women-owned small business, boost financial inclusion, and help advance gender equality in the Asia and Pacific region.
This brief explores how new satellite imagery technology can help predict the impact of tropical cyclones in climate vulnerable countries such as Fiji, analyze their potential compounding effects, and improve disaster risk management.
This brief explains how ADB is capitalizing on the digital shift spurred by the pandemic to strengthen its virtual communities and drive collaboration across is dispersed workforce, build capacity, and boost knowledge inclusion.
This brief presents the first descriptive evidence of students’ and parents’ preferences for and perceptions of technical and vocational education and training and higher education in Bhutan.
This brief explores the potential of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) to deepen services trade liberalization, and boost trade flows, productivity, and economic growth for its members.
This brief analyzes how digitalization can help overcome trade and trade finance challenges, assesses the factors holding it back, and shows how it can promote inclusive and sustainable growth in the Asia and Pacific region.